The ratings are wrong, as usual. At worst, Nabou is a future NFL Guard. A kid that size with those feet is easily a 4-star. What you and others need to understand is these “4 and 5-sar” rankings are limited and not allocated equally across the country. The people who do the West coast rankings like Huffman and Biggins have much less “4 and 5-star” rankings available to them to give out in comparison to others who’s job it is to rank recruits in other regions across the country. Why? Because of money of course. The West coast affiliates of these recruiting sites like 247 have less subscribers than the affiliate sites that represent more football crazed regions of the country. It would be a stupid business model to accurately rank West coast football talent because then, less subscribers overall would be satisfied with their school’s recruiting classes and more likely to unsubscribe.
West coast talent is systematically underrated. It’s not an accident or even subjective opinions as to why many West coast kids who are obvious 4-star talents are rated 3-stars. Huffman and Biggins don’t have the ability to give every West coast recruit who deserves a 4th or 5th star those rankings, especially not this early in the process. So stop using the star rankings along to shape your perception of UW recruits. They’ve been a shit show for a while now.
That’s why, on this board, we watch the film of these recruits and make objective judgements based on what we see from their physical talent. Mark Nabou is no less a 4-star recruit than Owen Prentice is. Prentice played Guard for O’dea last season while Nabou played LT for them. That should tell you something. Nabou is elite. He and Conerly are absolute must gets and if we can get both of them to pop early, the rest will likely fall in line. This is the best in-state O-line class of ALL-TIME.